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Some People Skeptical About Salisbury Anti Litter Campaign

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SALISBURY, Md.-Thousands are expected to head out to the Salisbury Festival that got under way Friday in downtown. And with that many people there's a chance that there might be a lot of trash.

That's why a local group is promoting its, 'Stash Your Trash' campaign. It's a city wide effort to not only keep the area clean but also help prevent pollution in the Wicomico River.

"We want to support things just beyond the clean up days," said Priscilla Timken of ChChesapeakeourism Promotions.

Timken is also the organizer spear heading the campaign that was introduced last year.

"We really would love to change behaviors of people from just throwing trash on the ground to remembering to put it in the trash can," she said.

It's an idea that some city leaders like Council President Jake Day said they support.  

"It is a city pride issue, it's a community pride issue," Day said, "our community ought to be proud of itself and when we throw trash on the ground it shows that we are not."

But some people said that even though it's a good idea for the time being they aren't sure if it'll work long term. 

"I think they're better off having more trash cans or people to help out with that kind of issue," said Cathy Edwards of Salisbury, "we would like to have more responsible people but I don't think it's going to happen."

"If you think people aren't picking up their trash and you give them something else that could potentially be trash, chances are whatever trash they have in the plastic bag and drop the bag which will be more trash," said Larry Carroll Jr.

No city tax dollars have been spent on this campaign. City leaders are considering adopting the slogan as its official anti-littering campaign.
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